Oak Street & Jefferson Gambling

Stop 2 of 9 in the Early 20th-Century Gaming in the Free State of Jefferson tour

Hank Staples of the Maple Leaf Bar discusses illicit gambling that took place along Oak Street prior to the 1960s.


Hank Staples Interview
Hank Staples discusses pre-1960s gambling near Oak Street and tells a story about creative, and sarcastic, police evasion. Courtesy of Hank Staples. Interview Conducted by Dr. Mizell-Nelson, 2009.
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